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and opened fire. connecticut's governor has declared today an official day of mourning. a moment of silence will be observed at the white house. but the national rifle association is speaking out. it's holding its first news conference since the massacre this morning. marlie hall is in newtown with more. marlie, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, terrell. well, today marks the fifth day of mourning services in newtown and a full week since the tragedy at sandy hook elementary school, and today the country will stop to remember. at 9:30 this morning, people here in newtown will stop what they're doing and observe a moment of silence to mark the one-week point since a shooter killed 26 people at sandy hook elementary school. but then the church bells will ring again, signifying another funeral for another child. pablo carmona attended the funeral of his friend and fellow boy scout benjamin wheeler. >> i don't really know why he had to die. but it's very sad. >> reporter: catherine hubbard liked to ride horses and allison wyatt wanted to become an artist. >> my husband asked last
is mourning two firefighters that were shot to death as they responded to a call. the shooter, 62-year-old ex-con, killed himself. several homes burned down. and the gunman's sister who lived with him, is among those still unaccounted for. >>> the entertainment world is mourning actor jack klugman. best moknown for playing oscar madison in "the odd couple." klugman had dozens of other credits in films and television. including an emmy for a dramatic role. jack klugman was 90 years old. >>> and a denver man is hoping for more than most this christmas. he's hoping for a new life, courtesy of the white house. eight years ago, a brutal beating left benjamin kyle with no memory of who he is. and as a result, he has no identification. he is hoping a petition to the white house will help him get a new social security number, as well as a new life. >>> here's a look at your christmas day forecast. there could be severe storms, tornadoes in alabama, mississippi and louisiana. foggy this morning from tallahassee to atlanta. heavy snow in oklahoma. and a storm moves in the northwest. cool temperatures i
for a procession and vigil to mourn the mexican american singer who was killed in a plane crash sunday. mexico's top transportation official says rivera's plane plunged almost vertically from more than 28,000 feet and may have hit the ground at more than 600 miles per hour. >>> in russia's far east, a fiery sight as a dormant volcano started erupting after almost 40 years. red-hot lava poured out as an alert went out for planes to stay back. >>> a giant asteroid known as 4179 tutotis is passing by earth within 4.3 million miles. that's close enough to view through a telescope, and it's more than 3 miles across. that's about half the size of the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. >>> now let's get a check of wall street. the dow closed at 13,248 after gaining 78 points yesterday. the s&p added nine. the nasdaq jumped 35. overseas markets also ended on a high note. in tokyo, the nikkei rose 56 points, while in hong kong, the hang seng plunged 179. >>> and markets closed higher for a fifth straight day. they would have added more tuesday, but stocks gave back some gains a
would say that this, the launch does happen it is not to celebrate the anniversary of, or to mourn, whatever you want to say the death of kim jong-il last december. that they are doing this test to further their own national security interests and, one of those interests is to have a robust, i would argue, nuclear deterrent against the united states. now, i would also add that they are more than willing to negotiate about that. i don't think it's inevitable that north korea would have nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles aimed at the united states but i do think they intend to try to accomplish that and this launch is a step, probably an early step, in terms of the developing that capability. jon: well the u.n., the u.s., seoul, said if you launch the missile it will be very provocative act. it could bring on new sanctions. i thought we were sanctioning everything we could in north korea. are we not? >> no, no. again a lot of new techniques have been applied developing new sanctions to iran. one of the methods to apply u.n. and e.u. sanctions of iran was to study the economy of iran.
get started today. >>> the music industry along with millions of fans are mourning the loss of a powerful female voice. mexican star genie rivera was killed when her plane crashed in the mountains of northern mexico, early sunday. the impact was so severe, that pieces of the plane were found scattered across this wide area. at least five others were on board. some, her closest colleagues, were also killed. rivera had just finished performing in monterey, mexico, telling supporters she was happy with her life. ♪ ♪ >> beyond her 15 million records sold, she was a powerful economic force. she talked about her career with cnn espanol in 2010. >> translator: it is very flattering when they tell me i'm a great artist, a great entertainer, that when i'm on stage, i can entertain the audience, i can go into the recording studio and come up with a great production. before all that i was a business woman. i'm primarily business minded. >> speaking of the businesses, she started several reality shows. she was a judge on the popular tv show called "the voice mexico." and just in oct
viewers in the west. across the country, governors and mayors have called for a special day of mourning and a moment of silence to mark one week since this tragedy. >> it sucks. there's no reason for us to be here tonight. >> reporter: expressions of disbelief and grief echoed across the country. robbie parker father of first grader emilie parker spoke at her memorial service held thursday night, where pink ribbons line roadways. >> you slowly begin to realize even though this is such a personal and internal thing for us, i started to really feel how much it touched everybody everywhere. >> reporter: in newtown, motorcades and funeral processions continue to jam its small streets. everywhere every hour it seems another group salutes yet another victim. [ bell tolling ] memorials grow as expressions of sympathy pour onto streets, and into mailboxes. the local post office has been inundated inundated. >> we're getting cards, we're getting letters, we're getting packages maybe teddy bears or some sort of something they want to provide to the family for comfort. >>
questions about why there wasn't more secure around ambassador stevens and all mourn the loss of that there will be investigations on whether or not there was appropriate security provided him. but the larger issue in libya it is moving right direction much better off o. qaddafi and that would not have happened without president obama's leadership. i think freedom is actually on the march around the globe. things are moving forward in many countries. more than half the world's democratic america is actually respected more. those who don't believe that are frankly out of touch. and looking backwards. and this isn't an administration. >> laura: how does that effect us. when we have such a slow recovery or anemic recovery, whatever you want to call it it, we simply don't have -- i'm just making objective comment whether it's republican or democrat in power. >> dick cheney creating the crisis put that on the docket: it's why we absolutely have to get a budget deal. it's why we have to get our economy back on track. i think that's what the election was about that president obama ju
. for the second time in as many weeks the nfl is mourning the loss of one of its players. the dallas cow likewise josh brent will in court this morning. we're hearing from brent for the first time this morning. abc's clayton sandell has the story. >> reporter: police say that josh brent was speeding down this road when his mercedes crashed, flipped and caught fire. in the passenger seat, his teammate, jeff brown. brent was given and failed field sobriety tests. brown was rushed to a hospital where he died. >> once the officers learned that brown had passed away then mr. price-brent was under arrest for intoxication manslaughter. >> on behalf of josh, a tremendous loss to him. >> reporter: it's not the first time that brent has been charged with drinking and driving. he was arrested in college and sentenced to 60 days behind bars. from his jail cell overnight he released a statement. it's been a tragic week for the nfl. last saturday, kansas city chiefs jovan belcher murdered his girlfriend and then killed himself just hours earlier, police talked to belcher found passed out in his car. >> how are
is given. >>> the u.s. navy seals are again mourning the loss of one of their own. a military official tells cnn that commander job price died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. price was a commander officer of seal team 4, that's the unit with more than two dozen members that operates in central afghanistan. the official says there's no indication at this point that price was under any investigation or involved in any controversies. >>> former republican senator chuck hagel has not been nominated as defense secretary, but members of his own party already signaling an uphill confirmation battle if he is. barbara star has more on in surprising backlash. good morning to you. i think a lot of people thought after susan rice's nomination for secretary of state went away and everybody thought, okay, here's john kerry. he's going to sail through the confirmation process. so is chuck hagel. i think a lot of people were surprised by this news. what happened? >> well, you know, in the classic washington case, people are asking the question, was hagel a trial balloon being floated that's already
. the believed to have started in a motor under the plane's tale . hollywood mourning the loss of two legendary actors this morning. >> i know your teammates . let's do it again and do it right. >> charles durning. king much character actors pass away from natural causes . he portrade a feisty football coach in north dallas and pope and santa claus. charles burning was 89 years old . he was loved by millions as messy oscar madison. actor jack klugman decide. >> sunday evening is defrosting the ice box. you have ruined another sunday evening with your fussing. >> are you finished? >> i don't know. >> klugman's family said he went peacefully in his home in california . his wife was there. jack klugman was 90 years old. >> oscar or fellix. >> he was oscar. >> he was the better oscar or walter. >> they were best friends off camera. >> they worked together before in the 50s. one of my all-time favorite shows. >> are you oscar. >> i am way more oscar. >> i have seen your office. >> everyone loves christmas presents. so does father john mark. his christmas message is next. there he is. >> still hasn't
, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot and one of the great military leaders of his generation. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. as for the former president, his spokesman said in just the past hour, he is in intensive care but continues to improve. the 88-year-old former president's been in the hospital since november 23rd. he was moved to the intensive care unit last sunday after what was described as a series of setbacks including a persistent fever n. a statement, chief of staff said, quote, is he sick, yes? does he plan on going anywhere any time soon? no. every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to put please put the harps back in the closet. those are just a few of the things we thought you should know. we continue, of course, to follow the developing news of washington d.c. not a grand bargain but sources telling nbc news that president obama is prepared to offer congressional leaders a smaller deal to avert the so-called fiscal cliff behind closed doors at the white house. i want to bring in white house corre
a statement from his hospital bed -- we mourn the loss of a true american patriot. more than that he was a good and a decent man and a dear friend. joining me by telephone is retired general barry mccaffery, now a msnbc news analyst. you were widely believed to be his favorite general. so tell us about the man that you knew, and for all of us gen-xers and older who got to know him, tell us about his characterizations. >> a good way to set it up, thomas. i think he was a great man. he was ferociously intelligent, sometimes missed that this guy had a genius-level i.q., a bundle of energy, more importantly to us -- a lot of our senior military leaders are good organizers with great energy, but this guy had a sense of strategic understanding of the battlefield, so what's discounted nowadays is that four-day ground victory for the first war, going into it we were dealing with the fourth largest army in the face of the earth that then was pulled apart by u.s. airpower, naval power, but more importantly by schwarzkopf, instead of banging away directly at the enemy and circling the whole for
-third of the voters turned out at the polls >>> newtown, connecticut, while still in mourning over the deadly school shooting is being flooded with gifts from across the country, from people expressing their grief. social workers say while they are so grateful for the donations, including about 60,000 teddy bears, it is much more than the town can handle. they are suggesting that people do charitable work or make a donation in the victim's name. >> more than $2.6 million have been attributed to the town's official memorial fund >>> file this under random acts of kindness. a group of about 100 people at denver international airport wanted to say thanks to our troops who protect our country. they went to the airport and passed out stockings, full of candy, gifts, held up signs, anything they could. the group comes together every december 22nd to say a much deserved thanks to our troop. >>> nothing says holiday party quite like an ice sculpture and watching lester dance but mainly the ice. in northern china, it was all ice as their annual ice festival. with temperatures at 18 below, sculptors are build
, a superstar, dies in a plane crash. now her fans in mourning. we'll have details, straight ahead. >>> a packed two hours for you. new york mayor cory booker will join us. and poet journalist, angela davis will join us as well. gold medal olympic gymnast gabby douglas has written a new book. and judy chu is with us, and the macks join us, and singer adam lambert. monday, december 10th. and "starting point" begins right now. >>> wow, that's an ominous little graphic right there. yes that is because the fiscal cliff is what we're talking about this morning. that's the starting point. president obama and the house speaker speaking face to face for the first time in more than three weeks. the two men who stand between millions of americans and the fiscal cliff sat down, had a conversation. a critical development 22 days away from the cliff, which means severe tax hikes and spending cuts unless the two can find a way to compromise. nobody is saying much. but spokesperson says the lines of communication remain open erskin bowles said this. >> you know, they have started to tango now and any time have
is mourning the horrific event of friday in newtown, connecticut. president obama spoke last night about change. >> we can't kol rate this any more. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. we will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or event every senseless act of violence in our society. >>> and earlier in the day, new york city mayor michael bloomberg called on the president to lead the nation on the issue of gun control. >> it's time for the president, i think, to stand up and lead and tell this country what we should do. not go to congress and say, what you guys want to do. this should be his number one agenda. he's the president of the united states. and if he does nothing during his second term, something like 48,000 americans will be killed with illegal guns. that is roughly the number of americans killed in the whole vietnam war. so let's get to cnbc's washington correspondent john harwood to talk about how washington will handle the gun control issue. i guess th
in the closest. the care in methodist hospital is unequaled to anywhere in the world . the nation is mourning the loss much a american hero. norman schwarzkoph, known as stormin normon has died. he led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait. former president bush who organized the coalition approved a statement even though he was in intensive care. general norman schwarzkoph has seen this nation through the most trying crisis. more than that he was a good and dear man and a great friend. schwarzkoph was knighted and he was 78 years old. he didn't like to be called stormin' norman. he liked to be called bear. >> he was called bear and in 1981, when i was a young sergeant he was my commanding general. >> julia: you will see help him in the hallways. >> kelly: i worked for a public affairs and writing for newspapers and covering pope john paul which general schwarzkoph provided security for. he was an imposing figure and i would walk by him and say hello, sir. you definite low wanted pay attention. he was a general and wound up doing great things as a general's
at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> welcome back tonight. millions of jenni rivera's fans are mourning her death in a plane crash. her family reeling from the scene. seven people were onboard the learjet. no survivors. it's not yet known what caused the plane to go down. fans admired her not only for her strength but her powerful voice. her album helped put rivera on the map, and some believe her legacy could eclipse that of selena's. singer jenni rivera was a household name to millions in the u.s. and mexico. she released her first album in 1999 and her popularity exploded. she went on to sell more than 15 million records, making her one of the most popular latin artists in the past two decades. she recently won two billboard music awards and was nominated for several latin grammy awards. magazine people in espanol named her to the list of 25 most powerful women. known as the diva, her audience was drawn to her powerhouse spanish language performances of ballads. speaking of the senate foor today, senator marco rubio said rivera was a real american success story. >> she was a singer in a genre
died. the general now, a statementlzux reads barbara and i mourn the loves a true american patriot, one of the great military leaders of his generation. a distinguished member that epitomized the duty that defended our freedom. seeing this greaéá nation z more than that, he was a good, decent man and a dear friend. we send our condolences to his wife and wonderful family. the amount of time left before cliff can be now measured in near hours, lum lawmakers will return sunday night. fox news learned the president will meet withc÷ü congressional leaders tomorrow, and though the president cut his hawaiian vacation short, flew back ú worried while playing golf since he started his presidency and hitting the gym over christmasjhç#u holidays. i have said themñó&Ñ president wants to convince you he will do everything in his power to stop us from going over this fiscal cliff. the president and his allies i make the contention this has been the plan since day one. why? this would give democrats everything they want. they would get to raise taxes, and then, to top it off, the shoulders
, connecticut people are still mourning for the 20 children and six adults who were killed when a gunman burst into their school and opened fire. this round-the-clock vigil is under way in remembrance of the shooting victims. a candle was lit in honor of each of them. volunteers are asked to take half hour shifts to keep the candles burning. the vigil started at midnight and will continue until 11:59 tonight. the tragedy in newtown was followed by an outpouring of support from around the world and from nearby communities. today the entire newtown police department is actually getting christmas day off thanks to the generosity of their fellow officers. police from neighboring towns volunteered to fill in so that newtown officers could spend christmas with their families. joining us on the phone newtown police chief michael kehoe. he has been through quite a lot and your officers have been through quite a lot as well as the community. give us a sense of what this means for them to simply be with their own loved ones, their own kids in this time of recovery and grief. >> you are absolutely correc
that the american people haven't forgotten, the american people are still mourning, still angry about what happened to the slaughter of 20 innocent children and 6 adults, that they want something to change this time. last night, karen, i was watching bowling for columbine and a chill went through me because they're talking about an incident from 1999. the movie is from the early 2000s and yet some of the same arguments, some of the same explanations for what happened or why things happened the way they happened, you know, the anger of parents and how they wanted something to change, and here we are in 2012 and nothing has changed. >> i'm going to interrupt you. we're seeing live pictures here on the screen. we have nancy pelosi, looks like her chief of staff with her. seems that may be a sign that the meeting has broken up. we also heard some reports that perhaps speaker boehner may have left the meeting. i want to do a quick question to both of you as we're sort of watching these folks depart. on the fiscal cliff, i'm going to just make it real simple and start with you dana and go to you, jonatha
cuomo issued the following statement saying, we as the community of new york mourn their loss. now two more families must spend the holidays without their family. on behalf of all new yorkers, i offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends of those killed today and prayer for the recovery of the injured. we are also following another developing story. this one coming to us out of southern california. police have evacuated a wall mart in merino valley after shoppers reported seeing a man carrying an assault rifle or a shotgun. police are still looking for the suspect who they say asked to speak to the manager. authorities do not know if the gun was real or some type of replica or a toy. my partner with him on new gun legislation. he got a big wake-up call this weekend. the ceo of the national rifle association refusing to support any new gun laws. >> senator feinstein's bill to -- is that going to pass? >> i think that's a phony piece of legislation, and i do not believe it will pass for this reason. it's all built on lies that have been found out. everything i hear -- i mean,
. >>> from india to california, music lovers are mourning the death of ravi shankar, india's most famous musician who befriended the beatles, spearheaded the first rock benefit concert and introduced millions in the west to the sitar. he died tuesday at 92. shankar's survivors include his daughter, norah jones. >>> big night tonight for sandy relief. the 12-12-12 concert at madison square garden starts at 7:30 eastern. it features paul mccartney, jon bon jovi, bruce springsteen, the rolling stones and others. you can see it live on several cable channels and livestream it as well. >>> michigan is now the 24th state to adopt a right to work law. it is now illegal there to require employees to join a union and pay dues. it's a stunning defeat for the unions in the birthplace of the auto labor union, unthinkable not long ago. richard is here with the drill-down. let's start with what it means to become a right to work state. what's the net result? >> when you look at right to work laws that could impact workers in various ways. take a look at this over here. the most debated is the real eff
snapped. now as the city mourns, sportscaster bob costas goes off on gun control. i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. an entire town evacuated after a shocking discovery involving explosives. >>> plus, he's on the run. but john mcafee talks to cnn after martin savidge goes on this bizarre adventure to reach him. >>> and joining me live, the ceo of ford, on what he told president obama behind closed doors about the fiscal cliff. n 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer power? [ laughing ] [ stops laughing ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. this holiday season, trade up to get the 2012 chevy silverado all-star edition for 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $2,000 cash allowance or get a total value of $9,000. anne's tablet called my phone. anne's tablet was chatting with a tablet in sydney... a desktop in zurich... and a telepresence room in brazil. the secure cloud helped us get some numbers from my assistant's pc in new york. and before i reached the top, the board meeting became a congrats we sold the company party. wait til my wife's phone hears about this. [ cellphone vi
. webster, new york, mourning two firefighters today after they were shot and killed while respond og a fire on christmas eve. mike chaparini has been named firefighter of the year and also a police lieutenant and his partner, tom welcome had joined the department about a year ago and two other volunteer firefighters were wounded in one of them called for help as you can hear in this chaotic 911 recording. the shooter, william spangler was convict of the killing his grandmother decades ago. he was found dead at the scene. >>> nelson mandela spending christmas day in the hospital. the 94-year-old former south african president has been battling a lung infection and also had gallstones removed. the president, said he looks better and the doctors are happy with his progress. >>> in money news, instagram still feeling the sting from user outrage after the photo sharing app changed its terms of service. instagram has been hit with a class-action lawsuit filed in san francisco federal court. the lawsuit was filed on friday despite instagram saying it was modifying parts of the new policy and would
, there will be enormous amounts of mourning, and it will be great loss, but he's been responsible for creating a country stable enough to cope with his loss. and that the younger generation which included people like the granddaughters would carry his torch. so suzanne, i hope i'm sitting on the couch with you again on july 18th for his 95th birthday. >> that would be very nice. i would certainly hope that happens. nadia, thank you very much. i appreciate it. and if you want to see more, tune into cnn's "early start weekend" for nadia's full interview with mandela's granddaughters. that's tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. eastern. >>> and u.s. army general whose temper earned him the name stormin' norman has died. general norman schwarzkopf was one of the most celebrated leaders in the post-vietnam era. he led forces in kuwait after "operation desert storm." the retired general died yesterday in tampa, florida. president obama says the country has lost an american original. he was 78 years old. >>> in the philippines, at least 11 people are dead after a tropical cyclone slammed the central part of the country. the
, a community mourning another senseless shooting tragedy. this time in upstate new york where four fire fighters were shot, two fatally, after being lured into a sniper's trap on christmas eve morning. this is a man who allegedly set fire to a house near rochester, new york. 62-year-old william spengler, an ex-con who spent 17 years in prison for beating his 92-year-old grandmother to death with a hammer back in 1980. police say after torching the home he perched himself on a nearby berm with a firearm and began shooting volunteer fire fighters as they entered his so-called kill zone. listen as fire fighters called for help from the scene. >> multiple firemen down, multiple firemen shot. i am shot. >> the fire is on the south side of the road. he's shooting from the north side with what i believe is an assault rifle or hunting rifle. i'm struck in the lower back or lower leg so i need ems. >> killed in the shooting, officer tomasz kaczowka, a 911 dispatcher who was just 19 years old and lieutenant michael chiapperini, a 43-year-old volunteer fire fighter who was also an officer with the
his mother will be mourned by countless australians whose lives she has touched. her energy and personal commitment made our country a more hopeful place and she'll be missed by many. bill: what a life. martha: 77 direct descendants is remarkable. bill: remember the good times, they are all good times. 16 minutes past the hour. an 8-day strike that brought two of the nation's busiest ports to a grinding halt is over. a tentative deal brokered by l.a.'s mayor means the clerks are set to return to work today. >> we took on these challenges and tonight we are able to reach an agreement. my 10,000 long shore workers in the ports of l.a.-long beach will start moving cargo on these ships. bill: this strike had a huge impact on the national economy. these two ports have a 44% of the nation's sea cargo. it includes cars out of japan and china. john fund, coauthor of the book "who's counting." you want a raise? you want a clerical worker? the money is pretty good. $87,000 a year. $105,000 with a compensation package. one of the top u.s. blue collar jobs. >> the outrageous thing about
of mexican music. people are mourning the loss of jenni rivera. a 43-year-old singer and reality star died in a plane crash over the weekend along with everyone else on board. men who gave rivera her big break reflects on what her music meant to her fans. >> in mexico, she represents a lot of ladies that, they cannot talk loud. they cannot say their feelings, so the public feel represented by jenni rivera, but the letters, the lyrics of the songs. >> our senior latin american affairs editor, rafael romo, is here and rafael, tell us more about what her music meant to her fans and this was an extraordinary person. >> she had a very powerful voice, first of all, and i think her fans will remember her for empowering women. as our guest was saying just a few moments ago, but i think people will remember her for her ability to connect. she was as popular with mexican americans here in the united states, just as popular as she was in mexico. they called her dina and for anyone who called her on stage, it was easy to see why. she sang heart wrenching ballads that spoke to the common woman, especia
, minnesota. >>> now a tragedy in the world of latin music. fans are mourning one of their greatest stars who was on the verge of crossing over to a wider audience. singer jenni rivera's plane crashed in northern mexico sunday morning. all seven people on board were killed. bill whitaker is in linwood, california, where rivera's fans held a vigil last night. bill, good morning. >> reporter: if you don't know the name of mexican-american singer jenni rivera, chances are you soon would have. she had just signed with a major talent agency here in the states and was tapped to star in her own sitcom. behind it all was a voice that mixed power, drama, and grace beautifully. ♪ to her fans, 23-year-old jenni rivera was more than a singer, she was known as la braun senora, the grande dame of music. >> jenni rivera was bold and brash. she was a very commanding woman with a commanding voice. >> reporter: that voice was silenced early sunday morning soon after this concert in monterrey, mexico, rivera and six others boarded a small plane. this photo is thought to be the final image we have of the singe
, you're looking live at a community in mourning and shock after one of the worst mass shootings in history. a gunman walked into the sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut and opened fire. >> he came late in my life but jesse was my best friend and my buddy, too. my little boy said something the night before to me and he said, dad, this is going to be the best christmas ever. and he was going on about it and i said, jesse, you know, it's -- you know, we'll make it the best we can and i don't have much family so it's kind of a quiet time for me and he made christmas happy for me and joyful and he made it what it was and i said to him, jess, we'll make it the best we can. and the next day this tragedy happened that occurred and i thought to myself, boy, was he wrong about that. >> the ar-15, as we've now seen from the last three mass shootings in america, aurora, oregon and now the sandy hook school is the preferred choice of weapon for disturbed young men who want to commit atrocities. the president of the united states has indicated he wants to ban assault weapons
. >> arthel: and hollywood mourning the loss of one of the stars of the golden age. remembering the life of legendary actor harry carey, junior, just ahead. >> gregg: and as senate leaders hold 11th hour talks now to try to avoid massive year end tax hikes and spending cuts, some are showing signs of optimism. so can we expect a deal here or is the nation heading over the fiscal cliff? >> we can still avoid going over the fiscal cliff if the president and the democrat-controlled senate step forward this week and work with republicans to solve this problem and solve it now. [ roasting firewood ] ♪ many hot dogs are within you. try pepto-bismol to-go, it's the power of pepto, but it fits in your pocket. now tell the world daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. >> gregg: time for a quick check of the headlines. police have a suspect in custody in new york city's deadly subway push. the woman apparently made statements implicating herself in thursday's murder of a 46-year-old man. >>> same sex marriages are now legal in the state of maine. the law went into effect at midnight and authorities imm
others whose lives were turned upside down. so instead of worrying and mourning and all of those things. i had the opportunity to help serve everyone else in the neighborhood. >> alisyn: that's a wonderful perspective and wonderful silver lining but we know it couldn't have been easy. tell us about some the stories in your neighborhood. >> yes, our house happened to be the first house right on the ocean and it was literally ripped in half from top to bottom. the top half was removed and went two houses up the street and got stuck on a fire hydrant and sat in the middle of the street while all of my neighbor's homes were completely devastated. it was very very difficult. >> alisyn: we can hear how difficult that was. i want to bring in bowman now. you lived through sandy. you have loads of grandchildren. this couldn't have been easy for your family. tell us what it was like. it's devastating. >> alisyn: your home was destroyed. >> yes, it was destroyed. we felt helpless and alone if it wasn't for the people the neighborhood. they brought us down food. hot coffee. without our people we wo
of western new york mourning the loss of two firefighters shot to death in an ambush. >> the gunman set fire to a car and a house to lure firefighters to his home. >> concerns about the weather. it does not end with snow and rain. >> tornados could pop up from texas to florida. >> travelers heading home for christmas face a delay when their plane caught on fire. no injuries are reported. >> a dramatic relation cue of man nearly washed away by the rain-swollen river. >> he had no energy left. >> jack klugman has passed away. he is best known for playing "the odd couple." >> chuck pagano returned to his team as he continues to battle leukemia. >> i asked bruce to take over. you had to win nine games? >> all that matters. >> first lady michelle obama answers calls on the santa tracking program. >> on the third day of christmas -- >> my true love gave to me. >> that stupid hat. >>> merry christmas and welcome to >>> merry christmas, welcome to "cbs this morning." merry christmas to you and you. >> our first christmas together. >> our first christmas together. yeah
, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot. more than that, said, president bush, he was a good and decent man and a dear friends. >> he was that and more. andrea mitchell in washington, thank you. >>> a lot of other news to get to this morning. let's head to the news desk. that's where we find natalie morales. >> good morning, everyone. speaking of the former president george h.w. bush, we have an update on his health. good morning to you, janet. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. an e-mail from former president bush's chief of staff is shedding new light on his condition today. it says in part she's confident he will recover. and she says, is he sick? yes. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet. she goes on to say that mr. bush will likely be in the hospital for a while due to his age and he can use our prayers. natalie, back to you. >> we are sending them. janet, thank you. >>> for the second time this month, a new york man has been pushed to his death i
was the matriarch, of course, of the media family to be with rupert, her son. she's going to be mourned by a lot of people that she helped. >> there were more than 100 -- we were reading 100 charities that she was involved in. >> absolutely. >> even dealing with kids and health and education and all the things. what really inspired her? what drove her? >> it is a remarkable -- 100 organizations. they say countless thousands of individuals that she helped along the way either through those groups or individually dispensing advice, money, you know, helping people out. the work she did with the hospitals was huge. the children's hospital in melbourne, a research center as well. i think it gives the answer to your question was she said when she was 99 she said looking out for people is the most important thing in life and is the most rewarding. happiness, i think, lies in thought for other people and trying to help them. i mean, whenever you think of rupert murdock or whatever else, this was a lovely lady. >> what does she think of her son's endeavors in the media and all the controversy around the
. this is going on right now. millions mourning mexican-american superstar killed in a plane crash in mexico. she was known for her traditional style of music. take a listen. ♪ >> that is one of her biggest hits, why don't you try it? she released more than a dozen albums over her career and had 15 plalt numb and 5 double platinum report reasonable doubts. search crews are back to look for rivera's remains in that wreckage, six others also died in that crash. the plane crashed in a remote mountainous area in northern mexico near the city of monterrey. investigators don't know the cause yet, and raphael romo looks at awho this mexican-american superstar was to her fans and country. >> reporter: they called her diva, and for anyone who ever saw her on stage, it was easy to see why. she sang heart-wrenching ballots that spoke to the common woman, especially mexican-american. >> reporter: every song, every lyric, i think of them and how to relate with them with my music. >> reporter: she was born in long beach, california to mexican parents, their story of many mexican immigrants of humble origins.
border are mourning the death of singer jenni rivera, crews are combing through the wreckage trying to figure out what caused it go down and crash in northern mexico. investigators say they have found human remains at the crash site but her family continues to hold on to a sliver of a hope for a miracle. >> in our eyes, we still have faith that my sister will be okay. we have no confirmation of her body being recovered. dead or alive, i'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart, all the fans that have supported my family, that have supported our sister. we just ask for a little bit of patience and understanding of you guys. our family's going through a very difficult time. we are strong and we will continue to stay strong and we thank god for the live that he has given my daughter -- i mean my sister, for all of the triumphs and suck is hes that she has had and we expect there to be more in the future. >> we're told her family will be going to mexico. police say collecting evidence at the scene could take up to ten days. >>> and the australian radio station behind that prank c
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